A Popular Block to 'Pin'

I have a board on my Pinterest page with the unimaginative but hopefully helpful title ‘Patchwork Blocks‘. One block draws a lot of attention and re-pins.
Sew Colorful Nine Patches for the Center of this Easy Star Quilt Block: Make a Batch of Easy Quilt Blocks
According to the link on my Pin the block was in a post by Janet Wickell, dated 15 June 2007 and posted on www.quilting.about ¬†When I tried the link to the original post via my Pinterest board I found myself on an interesting page: www.thespruce.com with a post titled ’25 Easy Quilt Patterns for Your Next Quick Quilt’. Weirdly the block was not among the 25 patterns! The page had been updated on 30 November 2016 so I guess the block was substituted by another. Funny/strange that thanks to Pinterest the block has a life of it’s own anyway, being passed around the internet from one quilting Pinterest browser to another.
Yesterday I received email notification that yet again ‘the block’ (I think from now on I shall name it ‘Wickell Mystery’) had been re-pinned. I took a look at Wickell Mystery and decided to recreate it in EQ7 and see what it would like as a quilt top.
Pinterest 'Wickell Mystery block
Pinterest Wickell Mystery quilt
My virtual blocks are 12″ finished and the virtual quilt with a 2″ border measures 52″ square. EQ7 calculates the following fabric requirements for creating the quilt (please note that I haven’t verified these amounts):
Dark blue 1 3/8 yards
Green 3/4 yard
Pink 3/4 yard
Yellow 7/8 yard.
I expect someone holds the key to the Wickell Mystery and may even have a more traditional name for the block in question. I do hope that at least one of the Pinterest browsers who has chosen to re-pin the block will have used it in a quilt design. I think I may have to have a go myself…
Allison
 

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